April 24th, 2019

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Fame Escapes

The poem “Fame Escapes” was inspired by the struggle to become a “famous” poet. There are some on social media that have much more than a tiny trickle of attention. I am not one of them.


Fame Escapes

Fame escapes those who strive
to explain the span of life
heights and depths that truly shine
while the author is denied
they still exist for the muse
supplying skills to the crafts
an artifice that is blind
even as the vision strives

something more than guidelines
the mundane is left far behind
exploration few observe
that formulas do not ascribe
comfort left to plumb the depths
beyond the shores defining life
only the mundane may provide
safety in the web of lies

looking to the corners where
the dark exists outside of light
denying glory for disgrace
the ordinary at best embraced
full obscurity will then claim
a child birthed without regard
for the heights some attain
absent while the art’s displayed.

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